Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

A Tramp Abroad

Cover image for

Download


Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,630 / 449 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Categories: G, PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 4,099
mnybks.net#: 7072
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Travel, Audiobook
Excerpt

he hill, above the Castle.

Heidelberg lies at the mouth of a narrow gorge--a gorge the shape of a shepherd's crook; if one looks up it he perceives that it is about straight, for a mile and a half, then makes a sharp curve to the right and disappears. This gorge--along whose bottom pours the swift Neckar--is confined between (or cloven through) a couple of long, steep ridges, a thousand feet high and densely wooded clear to their summits, with the exception of one section which has been shaved and put under cultivation. These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.

Now if one turns and looks up the gorge once more, he will see the Schloss Hotel on the right perched on a precipice overlooking the Neckar--a precipice which is so sumptuously

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.04.25
rickeyD43
*****

This is a "must read" Mark Twain novel. It's very funny and also informative, as are all his travel books. It is not your normal travel book because Mark Twain knows how to make anything interesting. Once you've read one of his travel books, you won't rest until you've read them all.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Guy Sigley
When Guy Sigley isn't running around in his full-time job as a small business manager (a.k.a. stay-at-home dad), he writes stories about a guy called Barney. As our author of the day, we chat to Sigley about his book, how much he has in common with Barney and what it takes to write successful comedy.
Read full interview...